John Bolton fires up CPAC: ‘Our biggest national security crisis is Barack Obama’

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Ambassador John Bolton prepares to speak before CPAC 2014.
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Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a man who would have made one hell of a secretary of state, John Bolton, helped kick off the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday with a strong message about America’s national security.

“Our biggest national security crisis is Barack Obama,” Bolton began. “This is a president that does not believe in American exceptionalism, a president uninterested in national security and America’s place in the world, who considers our strength part of the problem, that we are the cause of international tension.”

“This is like looking at the world through the wrong end of a telescope,” he continued. “But that is Barack Obama’s world.”

Bolton touched on all the unrest from Syria to Venezuela, from Egypt to Ukraine, and added Iran was “running rings around Obama, Clinton and Kerry in nuclear arms talks.”

Showing more emotion than usual, Bolton said the attack in Benghazi was a “direct attack on the United States” and that Ambassador Chris Stevens’ murder was the “murder of the president’s personal representative in Libya.”

He continued:

And since then the president has done nothing to avenge Chris Stevens death. This is a terrible lesson for our adversaries to learn: that under Barack Obama you can murder his personal representative and get away scot-free.

We will be happy to tell Hillary Clinton in unmistakable terms ‘We know what difference it makes even if you don’t.’

Bolton called on conservatives to “return national security to the center of our political debate throughout 2014 and the presidential election of 2016,” saying Americans “do not accept an America that is weak and declining, we do not accept an American military that is weak and poorly equipped, and in particular, we do not accept an American president who is weak and indecisive and apologetic about our country.”

Ok, forget secretary of state. How about a President Bolton 2016?

Watch his fiery speech here:

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"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. [email protected] Twitter: @JaneenBPR

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